International Tea Day 2022

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Tea is not just a drink, but it holds love, culture and life. It is something that connects all of us in one single bond. In India, tea is something that starts your day, keeps you moving during the day, refreshes you in the evening and finally de-stress you after a long tiring day. Over a cup of tea we discuss everything on the globe. Relations are bonded forever over a cup of tea, the most important decisions are taken over a cup of tea and much more.

Just take some time out after you read this article over a cup of tea and imagine the hard work that has gone behind getting this charismatic drink in a cup to your hand. Take a sip and imagine the workers spending hours and month to carefully nurture the plantations, carefully plucked each leaf and done everything to give you this magical moment. Take a pick on this International Tea Day, to understand what the tea workers deliver to us, what is more than a drink to us.

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New delivery outlet for Pide Pizzas & Burgers

Ordered dinner from D’Oliva, New Delhi.  They deliver food within Delhi. Tried few fantastic dishes as mentioned below:

Bacon wrapped Jalapeno Pops – This is something unique I tried. Spicy jalapeno poppers wrapped with bacon are so delicious. These are served with Philadelphia cream cheese and sesame seed dip. MUST TRY!!

Prawns Fettuccine – Fettuccine and freshly cooked prawns in creamy sauce with olive oil dressing and topped with parmesan cheese is yum.

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The D’Oliva Chicken Cheeseburger – Succulent chicken patty stuffed with cheddar cheese, along with maple caramelised onions, iceberg lettuce, cheese slice, mustard mayo and a fried egg. This is absolutely delectable. MUST TRY!!

5 Meats Aboard | Meat Overload Pizza –  I chose to have the Detroit Style Deep Dish Pizza consisting of 8 thick slices of German Pork Sausages, Grilled Chicken, Bacon Bites, Peri Peri Chicken & Pork Chorizo with generous amounts of mozzarella cheese. This is a fully loaded meal in itself serving over 2 people.

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Overnight Chicken Pide – Turkish bread baked with juicy minced chicken, herbs, mozzarella cheese and brown egg. This pide is stuffed well with chicken and just melted in my mouth. MUST TRY!!

D’Oliva serves great quality and mouth-watering food! Everything is made fresh and delivered hot. Cannot wait to try more dishes from here.

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Andrea launches another spectacular restaurant | Andrea’s Bistro DLF Promenade

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My favourite Andrea’s has launched another restaurant! Andrea’s Bistro has now opened in DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj in New Delhi. They serve amazing selections from different continents. The staff is friendly and the service is super-fast. We tried a variety of sumptuous dishes:

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Kataifi Prawns – Made with crispy shredded dough stuffed with prawns. This was served with plum ginger dip. An absolute delight! MUST TRY!!

Japanese Gyoza – I had the Chicken & Scallion Gyoza, these are pan-seared dumplings served with sesame soy.

Sriracha Pork Ribs – Succulent pork ribs marinated well with sriracha sauce and cooked to perfection. These are served with pickled cucumber. MUST TRY!!

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Crazy Brazilian Maki – Tempura prawns, cream cheese, spinach and crispy carrots topped with crushed nachos. You cannot go wrong with Prawn sushi ever. Yum!

Norwegian Salmon – Pan seared salmon served with creamy pearl barley, garlic sauteed spinach, sliced avocado and tarragon butter sauce. MUST TRY!!

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Creamino – Amaretto soaked in coffee with layers of Bavarian mascarpone topped with cocoa.

Hot Chocolate – The best way to conclude this scrumptious meal with their hot chocolate which was not too sweet. Just perfect!

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Their food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and with the highest quality ingredients. Will surely try more dishes.

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Andrea's Bistro  Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Luxury Stay in the heart of New Delhi, India

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The Park hotel is located in the heart of the city in Connaught Place, New Delhi. It is a luxury 5-star hotel with elegant spaces decked up with contemporary art and has the finest ambience in New Delhi. Hotel is inspired by five elements of nature. It is close to the Central Park, Madame Tussaud, Jantar Mantar, Palika Bazaar, Janpath Market, National Museum, 3 km from the iconic India Gate landmark and 5 km from the British-era Lodi Gardens. The Indira Gandhi International Airport is 13 km and New Delhi Railway Station is 2 km away.

Hotel Staff and Guest’s body temperature are monitored at hotel entry points. Check-in process is super smooth. I stayed in the Deluxe Suite for 2 days and the experience was fabulous. The suite is aesthetically decorated and has LCD TVs, free Wi-Fi, coffee or tea maker and refrigerator. Suite has Japanese style bathtub 🛀 with rain shower, hair dryer and toiletries. It has a separate living area with individual work desk, luggage area and huge closet space. The panoramic city view (including Jantar Mantar) from the suite is breathtaking. Suite also includes complementary access to the Residence Lounge.

The hotel has 4 restaurants – Mist, Aqua, Fire & Agni and provides several amenities: spa, a salon, gym, gift shop, an outdoor pool and banquet halls. Mist offers everything from Italian, Mediterranean, Indian and the delicious dessert menu cannot be missed. Their Smoked Schezwan Prawns 🍤 and Grilled Salmon are highly recommended 😋 Fire restaurant brings you a magnificent blend of Indian food with contemporary flavours. This menu is currently available at Mist as well. Aqua is an awarding winning restaurant wherein you can relax and enjoy at the luxurious poolside cabana. Experienced scrumptious High Tea at Aqua Restaurant.

Also do try their Picnic lunch in the suite and breakfast at the Residential lounge with spectacular views. Chicken Caesar Salad, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Chicken Dimsums, Chicken Sandwiches, Smoked Chicken Pizza and Cold Coffee are highly recommended. This hotel is a paradise for foodies.

The hotel staff is polite and room service is super quick. Absolutely enjoyed my stay at this beautiful luxurious property in the heart of Delhi 🙂

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Indo-Persian Mughlai food at its best in Delhi NCR

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Ordered dinner from The Mughal Secret. Their menu is inspired from the age old cookbooks of Indo-Persian Mughal empire and prepared by their expert and skilled chefs to deliver royalty in every bite. They deliver food within Delhi NCR. Tried few dishes as mentioned below:

Mutton Seekh Kebab – Minced mutton spiced well and cooked on the seekh. These kebabs were super scrumptious. MUST TRY!!

Chicken Cheese Kebab – Succulent pieces of chicken thigh marinated well with herbs and cheese then roasted in oven loaded with cheese.

Laal Mass Darbari – Fiery lamb curry cooked in ground spices, with a burst of red chillies. Mutton was cooked to perfection with spices and meat was falling off the bone. Had this with Garlic Naan.

Murgh Patiyala – Huge pieces of chicken cooked with a blend of flavorful blend of spices, onion, tomato and eggs. This tasted amazing with their Warqi Paratha. MUST TRY!!

The Mughal Secret’s food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and delivered hot. Will surely try more dishes from them.

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The Mughal Secret Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Make Healthy Oats Eggless Pancake | Quick Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe

Recipe to make Healthy Oats Pancake, a simple and easy snack recipe at home which is healthy and quick to make.

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Craving for Momos | Hidden gem in South Delhi

Lockdown has caused boredom due to the monotonous eating schedule and left us craving for the Indian street food. Being a Delhite, momos are something unforgettable. Recently ordered food from Hooked On Momos, main reason being momos obviously. It is a delivery outlet based in Lajpat Nagar, South Delhi which specializes in serving Chinese food.

Steamed Chicken Momos– Ordered for steam Chicken momos. Chilli sauce was served as a condiment which was very spicy and delectable.

Chicken Afghani Tandoori Momos – These momos were stuffed with minced Chicken, marinated in hung curd and cream then roasted in tandoor. This was served with Chilli Sauce and mint chutney along with mayonnaise. An absolute MUST TRY!!

Chilli Paneer Dry – Fried cottage cheese tossed with capsicum, onion & chilli paste, finished with spring onion. It has 8 big chunks of paneer. This was almost stale otherwise it would have been delicious.

Hakka Noodles – Stir fried Chinese Hakka Noodles topped with capsicum, onion and cottage cheese, finished with some black pepper Noodles were fresh but these cannot be eaten on its own. You will need some appetizer or curry along with it as it lacked flavour.

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Hooked On Momos Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Italian Fine Dine at its best in Delhi NCR | Fresh Lobster

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One of the most authentic Italian restaurant in Gurgaon, Artusi Ristorante is a fine dine located in One Horizon Center at the Golf Course Road.

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The owners and the chef of this restaurant hail from Northeastern Italy (Emilia Romagna region). They make their Pastas fresh by hand and are quite popular in their region and we get to savour their tradition here.

Their menu is vast and also offer fresh juices including watermelon, pineapple and orange. Also not to forget the wide range of wine and spirits they offer.

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Started our meal with refreshing Ferro Salad. Bowl full of lettuce and green leaves filled with pine nuts, raisins, pears, grapes and Caprino goat cheese. This was dressed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.

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Sigari Crocaanti is a phyllo pastry in the shape of cigars stuffed with roasted delicious vegetables. It is served with two sauces.

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Branzino Al Vapore is a baked Sea bass made in Cartoccio with steamed veggies cooked in fish broth. This has mild flavours and is a super awesome healthy option.

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Chitarra Lobster – Spaghetti chitarra with prawns and lobster in a luscious, rich and silky bisque sauce. This was very appealing to the eye and was bursting with flavours.

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Cioccolate Mousse – This was just WOW. Dark chocolate mousse with caramelized orange peel. Was not so sure before ordering this one as I am not a fan of mousse but this one is a must for all dark chocolate lovers!

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Panna Cotta – This one is their signature dessert. Panna Cotta in caramel topped with almonds and caramelized figs. A delicious dessert which melted in mouth.

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Delicious Indian food from Pitaara Kitchen, South Delhi

Ordered some delicious Indian food from Pitaara Kitchen, delivery outlet located in South Delhi. Food was packed and labeled well. Staff ensured timely delivery.

Fake ‘Wasabi’ Paneer – Fresh cottage cheese chunks marinated in mock green-pea wasabi and cheese. These kebabs were super succulent. MUST TRY!!

Recheado Potato – Baby potatoes in a sweet and spicy masala with a hint of tamarind.

Calcutta Potato-Keema Chop – Pan fried potato cutlets stuffed with spicy keema. This dish is inspired from the Anglo-Indian community of Kolkata.

Govind Gatte – A dish made with gram flour and cooked in a yoghurt and onion curry. This was served with kurkuri bhindi and Bajra Phulka.

Chicken Tikka Masala – Boneless chicken breast stuffed with chicken keema and cooked in makhani curry. This went well with their Pudina Paratha.

Dogri Meat Curry – Meat on bone cooked with spices. This is a traditional meat curry from the Dogri community of Jammu. Mutton was cooked to perfection with spices and meat was falling off the bone. Had this with Malabar Paratha.

Salted Caramel Kheer – This is something unique I have ever had. Barnyard millet, cooked with milk and sugar. Topped with date palm jaggery-salted caramel. Simply loved it! MUST TRY!!

Their food quality and quantity is highly commendable! Everything is made fresh and was tasty.

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Pitaara Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Detox at Naad Wellness Center near Delhi NCR​ | Ayurveda, Yoga, Therapies and Naturopathy

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Naad Wellness is a holistic wellbeing center located in Sonipat, proximity to Delhi NCR. Naad Wellness features experiential (Detox, Destress, etc) and medical packages (Diabetes Management, PCOS management, Spine Care, Sports Injury Management, etc). Naad Wellness is rooted in the ancient principles of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, they provide therapies and services restore balance to five senses and help tune into a sound you.

I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 days stay at this beautiful yet relaxing property. I also tried Aerial Yoga for the first time at Naad Wellness. It increases full-body flexibility and strength. The hammock itself allows you to go deeper into the stretches and poses, further enhancing full-body flexibility #AerialYoga. This might look easy but was very difficult and would not have been possible without the experts at Naad.

We did yoga, meditation and various therapies like Abhyanga (the most popular massage in Ayurveda done with warm oil), Shiroabhyanga (complete massage of the head, neck, and shoulders using Ayurvedic herbal oils. It promotes better sleep, body gets strengthened, improves concentration), Swedish massage (It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing), tried the Himalayan Salt Cave (inhale the dry salt-enriched air deep down into their lungs which clean the lungs, promote better breathing, healthier skin, good sleep, improve physical fitness and overall wellness), Padabhyanga (foot care is holistic and involves massaging the pressure points with herbal and medicinal oils) and much more. They have Reflexology Track (walking paths made of rocks turned on edge and closely packed together. It lowers blood pressure, stimulates reflex points, relieves stress, boosts energy)

Naad has kitchen garden with the ‘Farm to Fork’ concept and Chef Sahajan prepares most of the meals from fresh veggies and herbs plucked from their garden. Also had a cooking class with Chef and made Moong Daal Chilla. They focus on having colourful healthy food on your plate for a healthy balanced diet.

The outdoor pool was closed adhering to Covid-19 precautionary measures. Apart from these services, they have Salt Cave and Turkish Hammam. Continuous sanitization and safety measures were taken.

A must visit for everyone to take a break from our busy life. I highly recommend everyone to stay here especially senior citizens. Also watch Wellness Center Tour and my #Staycation video on Instagram @love_yourself_love_life

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